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Zen

InterSystems Zen™ technology enables you to easily build complex, data-rich Web applications that have highly responsive and rich user interfaces. An extension of Zen technology – Zen Mojo – allows your breakthrough applications to leverage the innate functionality of mobile devices.

Regardless of the platform your applications run on, Zen technology’s unique object-oriented architecture ensures the utmost in application performance and security.

How we help you make breakthroughs:

Fast development of faster apps

Zen technology is an implementation of AJAX (asynchronous JavaScript and XML) that has been extended to take advantage of our object technology. Every Zen page is an object, with built-in security and session management. At runtime, Zen pages share their object model with both the client and data server, which enables must faster response times to queries or requests for data.

The result is that Zen applications are quick to build, and run with the lightning speed you expect from solutions built with our technology.

Component-based development

You can quickly and easily create a Web interface for your breakthrough applications by including Zen components in your Web page definition.

Zen components are pre-built class definitions that contain all the server code, client code, and style sheets for various components of a Web interface. Our extensive library of components includes everything from standard HTML control types (input boxes, buttons, etc.) to data-rich components (grids, charts, meters, etc.) that can update dynamically in response to user actions. All Zen components support a set of properties that control look and feel, so you can easily customize components to fit your needs. In addition it is simple to create new Zen components.

Zen components can be rendered in HTML5, making them suitable for use with mobile devices.

Leverage capabilities of mobile devices

With our Zen Mojo, you gain access to the native capabilities of mobile devices (for example, the camera) without needing to maintain code sets for every different device. We provide a native “stub” for iOS and Android platforms that acts as a container to run the Zen pages that are the interface for your breakthrough applications.

You get the best of both worlds: rapid interface development and a single code set, plus the ability to easily use device capabilities and the high-performance of running natively in mobile devices.